Concept artwork for one of my "Metroverse" characters..
Bio: Being a female genius with ambitions can sometimes have it's drawbacks..
as Helix eventually found out during her numerous visits to the 'Sonic The Hedgehog' universe
when her activities got the attention of a very smittened Julian Kintobor (Alias "Doctor Robotnik")
while Helix entertained this, it eventually got annoying.
she would've nearly vaporized the "eggman", had he not bestowed to her a most beneficial gift.
best known for his line of "Metal Sonic" robots.
Robotnik gave Helix a model that was already pre-programmed to be Loyal to Helix alone.
impressed, Helix accepted this gift.
but, took it upon herself to "touch up" on the newly christened "Phalanx" design.
Phalanx would've been the PERFECT android warrior..
had Scarlett not damaged it's vocal circuits beyond repair, rendering it mute.
Phalanx now serves as Helix "Communications Officer"
serving as her Eyes and Ears, he is synced up to Helix many "Sky-Spy" surveillance probes.
and, also has an internal "Trans-Dimensional Vortex Projector" built into it's systems.
Phalanx duties is to ensure that Helix commands are followed TO-THE-LETTER.
and, that there are no Traitors or Secret Agendas being concocted behind Helix back
(in other words: Phalanx mostly keeps an eye on Scarlett, Helix First Lieutenant)
while Phalanx doesn't speak, he does communicate using some electronic language.
he also plays back sound bytes that he precious recorded.
his "video screen" face also plays back recorded visual footage
(and, also doubles as a digital camera when needed)
while Phalanx is linked to ALL Sky-Spy Probes
he has at least one equipped within him, which he can deploy at will from his chest compartment.
using Cybertronian Technology, Helix gave Phalanx a more mobile "vehicle mode"
which resembles an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) MQ-1 Predator.
artist note: YES, I did based this version of "Metal Sonic" on Transformers Prime Soundwave.
if Helix is like Megatron, and Scarlett is her Starscream.
then, she needs a Soundwave to keep her scheming second-in-command in line.
Sonic The Hedgehog copyright Sega
Transformers copyright Hasbro